Am I Getting In Over My Head? - Page 3 - General Discussion - Contractor Talk

Am I Getting In Over My Head?

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-26-2015, 06:44 PM   #41
Member
 
Glenn@4M's Avatar
 
Trade: General contractor
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 79
Rewards Points: 168

Re: Am I Getting In Over My Head?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaws View Post
You need real, professional hands on experience to be a contractor , imo.

Thats all i will say for now.
Jaws is right on this one. You've had to have been doing this type of work for a few years before you step into remodels. Basically...you have to have the knowledge to fix the things you screw up. To many bad things can happen if you don't know what you're doing.
Glenn@4M is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 01-26-2015, 06:46 PM   #42
Member
 
Glenn@4M's Avatar
 
Trade: General contractor
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 79
Rewards Points: 168

Re: Am I Getting In Over My Head?


Quote:
Originally Posted by jlsconstruction View Post
Don't do it. You're just asking for problems. Find a good contractor to refer the bigger work in exchange for him referring you smaller jobs
That's the best teacher you'll ever get. Pay him accordingly and just be a sponge.
Glenn@4M is offline  
Old 01-26-2015, 09:04 PM   #43
Every now and then poster
 
ohiohomedoctor's Avatar
 
Trade: Home Remodeling Professional
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 13,436
Rewards Points: 3,544

Re: Am I Getting In Over My Head?


Quote:
Originally Posted by hdavis View Post
This is a pretty good idea. If you know how to do things if everything goes right (it rarely does), then having a standup standby guy for the inevitable problem should be doable.

Honestly, plenty of people have gotten over their heads and posted question here, being able to pick up a phone may be just as good.
Fine, $450 if you sign right now...
ohiohomedoctor is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ohiohomedoctor For This Useful Post:
hdavis (01-26-2015), Jaws (01-27-2015)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-27-2015, 12:41 AM   #44
Registered User
 
Jackson321's Avatar
 
Trade: Construction / remodeling
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Upstate South Carolina
Posts: 6
Rewards Points: 22

Re: Am I Getting In Over My Head?


Thanks guys. I'm gonna call tomorrow and let the customer know that I'm gonna pass on the job. I'd like to get some more training. The problem is I'm 37 years old with a swing shift job. Kinda hard to find ways to get proper training. I'll just stick with the handyman stuff for now. Maybe take some carpentry courses at the local tech school.

Advertisement

Jackson321 is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Makita 18v, Bosch 18v, DeWalt 20v....head to head.... CrpntrFrk Tools & Equipment 469 07-12-2012 08:12 AM
We never actually know what is going through someone elses head. NYCB Off Topic (Non Trade) 11 03-06-2012 09:15 AM
Mueller Power Head WANTED TJT Corp Contractor Swap 2 01-13-2012 05:42 PM
TapeTech Angle Head 3" vs 3" with wheels tonyvlx Drywall 4 10-08-2009 12:03 PM
leaky shower head Sir Plums Alot Plumbing 3 04-07-2009 08:25 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?